Everton have refuted suggestions that the Toffees are interested in signing former Manchester City and Arsenal forward – Samir Nasri.
The 31-year-old was spotted using intravenous treatment back in December 2016 while playing with Sevilla. The Frenchman is currently serving a doping ban but is able to train with clubs in November ahead of completing a transfer in January. Reports suggested that Everton were considering bringing the playmaker to Goodison Park but the Liverpool Echo claims there is no interest.
While a move for Nasri may be too big of a risk, Everton should consider signing Lille winger, Nicolas Pepe, in the January transfer window. Valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt, the Ivorian is quickly emerging as one of the hottest prospects in world football following his exploits in France. The 23-year-old joined Lille last summer and hit 13 goals in his debut season.
His goalscoring exploits have continued into the new campaign with Pepe finding the back of the net six times already. Pepe has also registered four assists for his team-mates which shows what he could bring to the Everton attack. Alongside the likes of Richarlison and Cenk Tosun, Pepe would flourish in Marco Silva’s attacking system.
The winger possesses electrifying pace and expert dribbling ability which makes him a nightmare for defenders to deal with. Goalscoring wingers are extremely hard to come by, and Pepe is reportedly attracting attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Signing Pepe in January could be the boost Everton need to secure European football on Merseyside next season.
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